New exhibits at the Agassiz-Harrison Museum will be showcasing local history for the Lunar New Year and the upcoming Heritage Week.
The museum re-opened to the public on Feb. 10 with two new exhibits in the station building. One, in honour of the Year of the Ox, showcases Agassiz’s local Chinese history.
The exhibit includes local artifacts from the museum’s collection — including clothing, dolls and kitchenware — as well as information on the Fong family, one of Agassiz’s most prominent Chinese families.
The museum has also partnered with the Kent Harrison Art Council for the first time to bring local art into the museum building. The Small Works show, originally displayed in the Ranger Station Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs, has been relocated to the museum. The show will run until Feb. 26.
In honour of Heritage Week, this year running from Feb. 15 to 21, the museum is inviting visitors to learn more about the area’s diverse history, with exhibits on local First Nations, Harrison Hot Springs and Agassiz’s military history.
The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.